SOMERSET are looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the County Championship season as they welcome Warwickshire from tomorrow (Monday, 11am).

Last week's draw with Surrey, in which rain spoiled a potentially exciting final day, kept Somerset top of the table by two points.

Warwickshire, meanwhile, were promoted from Division 2 last season but have lost each of their opening two matches heavily, including a 314-run defeat against Hampshire last week.

Somerset are without Jack Brooks, who picked up a calf injury against Surrey, but have resisted the urge to recall Jamie Overton from his loan spell at Northamptonshire.

Josh Davey, who was replaced by Tim Groenewald in Somerset's XI last week, seems the likely candidate to come in for Brooks.

The squad is otherwise unchanged as Somerset aim to continue an undefeated home Championship record that stretches back to June 2017, when Yorkshire were three-run winners in Taunton.

In the Somerset side on that occasion was Adam Hose, who could be set for his first return to Taunton since leaving for Warwickshire midway through the 2017 season.

Hose has played in each of Warwickshire's two matches so far but has so far scored just 48 runs in four innings.

Opener Dom Sibley is certainly not struggling for runs, and his century against Hampshire last week was his sixth in as many First Class matches.

Ahead of the match, Somerset director of cricket Andy Hurry said: "I think this game is a real opportunity for us, but Warwickshire are a good side and they earned the right to come up last year.

“They will certainly have been hurt by the result of their game against Hampshire.

"There’s nothing worse than a wounded animal, so we need to make sure that we pay them the appropriate respect.

“Warwickshire have got some very fine players with both the bat and the ball so they will be a very good test for us and we need to make sure that we are on top of our game.

“We need to show the right application and approach and not take anything for granted.”

Somerset squad to face Warwickshire: Tom Abell (c), Azhar Ali, Tom Banton, George Bartlett, Josh Davey, Steve Davies, Lewis Gregory, Tim Groenewald, James Hildreth, Jack Leach, Craig Overton and Marcus Trescothick.